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The Sending Church


We've mapped out all that goes into becoming a healthy sending church.
Using the Elements as a template can help you develop your church's sending health.


Practical books, downloads, and articles produced to inform sent ones and sending churches


Customizable training events and trips designed to equip sent ones and sending churches


Mission leaders discuss theory, strategy, challenges, opportunities, and best practices

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Upcoming Events

  • June - August 2021
    June - August 2021
    “Developing Healthy Global Partnerships” will be led by Larry McCrary. Larry and his wife Susan live in Europe and work extensively with mission organizations and national partners all over the world. During this cohort you will create a grid for developing healthy partnerships.
  • June - Aug 2021
    Online Event
    We need to send people overseas to bring the Gospel, but with the nations at our doorstep, what can we do to reach them. This cohort will help missions leaders learn strategies for starting an international or refugee ministry in their city, and engaging church members in this opportunity.
  • June - August 2021
    Online Event
    The Foundations Cohort is designed to help missions leaders define the spectrum of their job; build a healthy sending strategy, and provide peers to collaborate with and learn from into the future. This cohort will walk through the Establishing and Developing phases of the Elements.
  • Fall 2021
    Fall 2021
    Madrid, Madrid, Spain
    This is simply the interest form for this trip. As we gain critical mass we will set a timetable for this trip. The goal of this cohort is to dive deep in what it means to be a great sending church for-the-field.
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